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Re: Turn on CNN
Posted By: Faux Pas, on host
Date: Thursday, September 13, 2001, at 08:43:56
In Reply To: Re: Turn on CNN posted by Ellmyruh on Thursday, September 13, 2001, at 00:47:26:

>On the morning of the attack, the question of the hour was, "Are Faux_Pas and his wife OK?" In the face of tragedy and disaster, people came into Chat out of concern for others. That in itself is an impressive tribute to both RinkDinks and to mankind as a whole.

This comment should probably go into the "Signs of intelligent life" thread, but I think it should be mentioned after Elly's comments:

When my wife came into chat yesterday (or Tuesday afternoon -- relative time is a bit hard to determine in the aftermath of all this), she told me that people are so friendly here. She was rather amazed. She hardly ever visits and has only met a few people at RU2, yet here was an outpouring of kind words from complete strangers.

Thank you all.

I've also experienced this over at the Home Theater Forum. The HTF, a site that has 20,000 registered users, has a message thread about the attacks. There were so many messages and posts from people who were in the city or had relatives in the Pentagon, so many strangers offering well-wishes to others. It was amazing.